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October

Contracts League

KVAERNER has leapt two places in the monthly contractors' top 40 to topple Bovis from pole position.

The Anglo-Norwegian giant beat Bovis into second place with an October haul of four deals, together worth £193 million. The firm's biggest win in the last month is a £150 million office project in London for Swiss Re GB Management.

These successes take it up two places in the annual table, into eighth position, with £633 million worth of contracts won in the past year.

Carillion's reign at the top of the contractors' annual top 40 is at an end. The firmfinished second behind Bovis in October and has been overtaken by the same firm at the top of the annual table.

Monthly top 40 contractors

October 1999

Firm Man. Trad. No. Total(£m) (£m) (£m)

Kvaerner 0 193.0 4 193.0

Bovis 139.5 51.8 7 191.3

Carillion 50.0 84.9 15 134.9

Ballast Wiltshier 0 105.6 11 105.6

John Laing 40.0 38.5 4 78.5

HBG 5.5 57.8 6 63.3

Amec 14.9 47.8 15 62.7

Bowmer & Kirkland 28.5 33.7 8 62.2

Balfour Beatty 0 60.0 9 60.0

Sir Robert McAlpine 1.4 54.1 9 55.5

MJ Gleeson 4.0 45.2 7 49.2

Wates 0 46.2 9 46.2

John Mowlem 17.1 25.0 17 42.1

Joseph Finney 0 35.0 1 35.0

Kier 5.2 28.9 19 34.1

Birse 0 32.0 4 32.0

Willmott Dixon 3.8 27.6 7 31.4

Galliford 0 30.1 7 30.1

Henry Boot 0 26.7 7 26.7

Morgan Sindall 0 22.5 12 22.5

Edmund Nuttall 1.3 17.2 8 18.5

Dean & Dyball 1.2 17.3 5 18.5

Dew Pitchmastic 8.0 9.8 3 17.8

Hochtief 0 16.4 2 16.4

Ashford Construction 16.0 0 1 16.0

FT Construction 0 16.0 1 16.0

Structure Tone 15.0 0 1 15.0

Miller 5.0 10.0 2 15.0

RJ McLeod 0 12.3 4 12.3

SIAC 0 11.7 3 11.7

Jackson 0 11.0 6 11.0

Sol 0 10.8 2 10.8

Stannifer 10.0 0 1 10.0

Llewellyn 3.5 6.0 7 9.5

John Kennedy 0 9.0 1 9.0

C Spencer 0 9.0 4 9.0

Taylor Woodrow 0 9.0 4 9.0

Tilbury Douglas 2.7 5.8 4 8.5

RG Carter 4.8 3.6 6 8.4

Costain 0 8.3 3 8.3

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Rolling 12-month top 40 contractors November 1998 to October 1999

Firm Man. Trad. No. Total(£m) (£m) (£m)

Bovis 893.0 301.7 51 1194.7

Carillion 331.8 837.9 83 1169.7

John Laing 361.4 490.8 40 852.2

HBG 123.4 706.7 85 830.1

Sir Robert McAlpine 2.8 755.4 25 758.2

Balfour Beatty 0 698.2 88 698.2

Amec 42.2 621.1 74 663.3

Kvaerner 13.0 620.1 31 633.1

Kier 39.6 552.4 165 592.0

Taylor Woodrow 0 573.7 78 573.7

John Mowlem 34.1 392.7 160 426.8

Norwest Holst 0 416.2 58 416.2

Edmund Nuttall 1.3 347.5 84 348.8

GMI 2.3 335.2 14 337.5

Ballast Wiltshier 1.5 331.4 114 332.9

Birse 0 330.5 51 330.5

Costain 0.8 326.0 38 326.8

Wates 9.9 309.6 63 319.5

Willmott Dixon 4.9 266.1 85 271.0

Bowmer & Kirkland 28.5 223.9 53 252.4

Morgan Sindall 0.6 243.4 138 244.0

Amey 0 239.5 51 239.5

Mace 238.6 0 9 238.6

Galliford 0 238.5 36 238.5

Mansell 0 227.2 89 227.2

Morrison 40.0 180.6 58 220.6

Lovell 0 216.5 87 216.5

Jarvis 13.5 189.6 42 203.1

Henry Boot 15.9 182.0 53 197.9

Allen 2.3 158.4 74 160.2

Tilbury Douglas 2.8 149.4 64 152.2

Fitzpatrick 6.0 141.9 30 147.9

Alfred McAlpine 0 118.3 38 118.3

Christiani & Nielsen 0 117.7 23 117.7

John Sisk 12.2 102.0 44 114.2

EBC 5.5 99.7 34 105.2

DJ Higgins 0 101.7 30 101.7

Simons 0 101.5 21 101.5

Shepherd 5.5 92.6 13 98.1

Wilson Bowden 0 93.6 14 93.6

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Monthly top 20 clients

October 1999

Firm Contracts Value(£m)

Swiss Re GB Management 1 150.0

Marsh & McLennan 1 98.9

J Sainsbury 8 78.7

Wilkinson 2 68.0

Hydrocarbon Resources 1 55.0

Marylebone Warwick Balfour 2 51.0

Forth Ports Authority 1 45.0

Bank One International 1 40.0

Home Office 3 38.0

DETR 13 37.1

TP Management 1 35.0

Manchester City Council 3 33.5

BAA 2 30.6

Transco 1 30.0

Gapp Holdings 1 30.0

Dixons 1 30.0

Babcock & Brown Properties 2 29.0

Brighton Dome & Museum DC 1 28.0

BT 3 27.3

William Morrison 3 26.0

Rolling 12-month top 20 clients

November 1998 to October 1999

Firm Contracts Value(£m)

London & Continental Railways 9 771.0

English Partnerships 39 737.7

DETR 153 659.8

Ministry of Defence 77 467.7

Chelsfield 6 395.3

Railtrack 70 391.9

J Sainsbury 33 375.9

Severn Trent Water 92 350.5

Home Office 59 282.9

West of Scotland Water 46 261.8

Manchester City Council 25 233.6

BP Oil 22 232.1

United Utilities 51 215.0

Southern Water 18 199.4

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 3 186.3

SmithKline Beecham 5 160.5

Merlin Great Northern 4 151.9

G-Mex (Management) 4 151.9

Welsh Office 5 133.4

East of Scotland Water 27 119.4

Top 15 architects

November 1998 to October 1999

Firm Contracts Value(£m)

Benoy 10 781.6

BDP 26 373.5

DEGW 4 336.5

Lyons Sleeman & Hoare 11 275.4

TP Bennett 3 267.9

Sheppard Robson 10 253.7

Parr Partnership 14 248.6

RHWL 8 227.6

Burks Green 19 190.8

Leslie Jones 5 185.8

Terry Farrell 7 170.3

Keppie 7 166.4

GMW 7 160.9

Associated Architects 9 122.1

George Trew Dunn 6 112.6

Top 15 consulting engineers

November 1998 to October 1999

Firm Contracts Value(£m)

Ove Arup 73 1856.7

WSP 108 1313.2

Waterman 76 1097.6

Buro Happold 23 633.0

Hoare Lea 30 631.8

White Young Green 52 513.8

Oscar Faber 47 492.6

Halcrow 32 375.1

Hulley & Kirkwood 21 344.6

Whitby Bird 21 271.0

J Roger Preston 5 261.1

Thorburn Colquhoun 32 225.6

Donald Smith S'mour & R'ley 18 224.7

WS Atkins 46 215.4

Curtins 27 211.3

Top 15 quantity surveyors

November 1998 to October 1999

Firm Contracts Value(£m)

Gardiner & Theobald 52 1795.9

Davis Langdon Everest 109 1437.9

Cyril Sweett 15 591.0

Gleeds 63 528.3

MDA 24 311.9

Silk & Frazier 43 287.8

EC Harris 38 253.9

BDB 5 240.7

Citex 35 219.8

Capita 9 159.8

Doig & Smith 15 156.2

Deacon & Jones 9 152.8

AYH 13 144.8

Tozer Capita 14 107.6

Northcroft 27 107.5